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Iran and Israel and US

Paula Gordon | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The interventionist 19th century British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston famously said that "Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests."

Sacred Justice

Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy

The year 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in which over a million Armenians were murdered by the Ottoman Turks.

Germany, Anti-Islam, and Vladimir Putin

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Stephen Schwartz

Why are anti-Islam rallies taking place in a part of Germany where there are almost no Muslims? One explanation might be that having little experience with Muslims, the inhabitants of Dresden are frightened of any newcomers, especially refugees from Syria. But other factors merit consideration.

Report: Turkish Jets Hit Kurdish Rebel Targets

AP | SUZAN FRASER and DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 12.14.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes have struck suspected Kurdish rebel positions in southeastern Turkey, media reports said Tuesday, the first ...

Thessaloniki -- Heart of Macedonia

Barry D. Wood | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Barry D. Wood

It is tragic that a geo-political argument prevents Thessaloniki from being fully integrated with its traditional hinterland. The problem is the rancorous, silly dispute between the Macedonian region of former Yugoslavia and Greece that has dragged on, impeding regional progress for two decades.

Platonism and Secularism in the Thought of Plethon

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Byzantium (medieval Greece) survived the barbarian invasions that brought the Western Roman Empire to an end in the fifth century. Medieval Greece lived for more than a millennium, for several centuries a superpower. In fact, medieval Greece spread civilization to Eastern Europe and Russia.

The Egyptian Coup -- Isn't That Over Yet?

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Hegedus

Okay, Egypt has been liberated, now what? Whatever it is had better come quickly. You suppose it'll happen by Wednesday at the latest?

A Note To Chancellor Angela Merkel And The Supposed Failure Of Multiculturalism In Germany

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lia Petridis Maiello

It is extremely worrisome that a mob answers a questionnaire that documents their racist attitude. It is unacceptable for a Head of State to cave in to such sentiment.

Turkish Delights in Istanbul: 2010 European Capital of Culture

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Terry Kelhawk

I can't think of any place in the world where the crossroad of cultures is more apparent than in Istanbul, a 2010 European Capital of Culture.

Peace Will Never Come to the Middle East

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

The dominant bloody ethno-religious politics will always prevent the different groups from mixing and melting into states where citizens enjoy equal rights.

Turkish Prime Minister Admits Ethnic Cleansing

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Erdogan is politically shrewd enough to realize that his condemnation of fascism would resonate at home and in the West, while winning him accolades and support against his powerful domestic opponents.

Bizarre Lawsuit: Batman, Turkey vs. Batman, the Movie

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Harut Sassounian

The mayor of Batman, a small city in southeastern Turkey, is planning to sue Christopher Nolan, the director of The Dark Knight, and Warner Brothers studios for royalties.

Turks' Apology for Armenian Genocide: Good First Step, but not Good Enough

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

During the past week, two public appeals were issued on the Armenian Genocide -- one by Turkish intellectuals and the other by prominent individuals in Armenia.

Turkish Ambassador Admonishes Pres.-elect Obama on Armenian Genocide

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harut Sassounian

Turkish officials are getting increasingly apprehensive over the repeated promises made by Sen. Barack Obama during the campaign to recognize the Armenian Genocide.